Category Archives: Press Release

02 Feb
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Reps. Jason Harper and Dennis Roch Present Bill to Ease Teacher Leave Penalty

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, Reps. Jason Harper (R-Sandoval) and Dennis Roch (R-Quay) presented House Bill 241 to the House Labor and Economic Development Committee. The bipartisan bill is cosponsored by Reps. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos) and Christine ...

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01 Feb
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Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Praises New Solar Power Plant in Albuquerque

Santa Fe, NM – Today Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) joined Gov. Susana Martinez for an announcement of a new solar power plant in Albuquerque. This morning, the governor announced that the Public Service Company of New Mexico has contracted with ...

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01 Feb
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Rep. Rebecca Dow Successfully Defends Consent Decree Funding

Santa Fe, NM – Acknowledging the concerns raised by Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Grant, Hidalgo and Sierra), Gov. Susana Martinez used her line item veto authority to protect the state’s Natural Resources Trustee Fund and avoid violating a Consent Decree directing ...

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31 Jan
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House Republicans Applaud Gov. Martinez’s Actions on Solvency Package

Santa Fe, NM – House Republicans praised Gov. Susana Martinez’s actions to accept the solvency package while protecting funding for classroom instruction and a key economic development tool. This afternoon, Gov. Martinez signed Senate Bill 113, Senate Bill 114, and ...

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31 Jan
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Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes Presents Legislation to Combat Reckless Driving to House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee

Democrat-majority of the committee votes to table bill after little discussion. Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) presented legislation aimed at reducing reckless driving incidents on New Mexico’s roads to the House Consumer and Public Affairs ...

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31 Jan
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Rep. Kelly Fajardo Leads Effort to Reform New Mexico’s Capital Outlay System

Santa Fe, NM – Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Valencia) and Sen. Joseph Cervantes (D-Doña Ana) introduced legislation to reform New Mexico’s capital outlay system. Their bill, Senate Bill 262, would create a new transparent evaluation process to allocate funding to the ...

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31 Jan
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House Republicans Press for Specifics on Plan to Drain Permanent Fund

Several questions posed by lawmakers left unanswered Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday the Republican members of the House Education Committee pressed supporters of House Joint Resolution 1 to explain their plan to drain New Mexico’s permanent fund for unspecified early ...

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31 Jan
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Rep. David Adkins’ Bill to Mandate Background Checks for Public Education Employees Passes First Hurdle

Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the House Labor and Economic Development Committee unanimously approved House Bill 190, a bill sponsored by Rep. David Adkins (R-Bernalillo) to require all public education employees to complete a fingerprint-based background check. The legislation ...

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28 Jan
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House Republicans Call on Senate to Pass Real Feed Bill

Santa Fe, NM – House Republicans called on the Senate to pass the Feed Bill unanimously passed by the House of Representatives over a week ago. House Bill 1, the bill that funds legislative operations, passed the House unanimously on ...

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28 Jan
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Statement by House Republican Whip Rod Montoya on Gov. Martinez’s Veto of SB 176

Santa Fe, NM – House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (R-San Juan) released the following statement after Gov.  Susana Martinez announced her veto of Senate Bill 176 earlier this evening: “The House and Senate Democrats have wasted too much time and ...

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